Rob Smith, Lilly’s senior director of corporate responsibility, said: “Our state would be far better served by setting this divisive resolution aside and focusing on more important issues, such as jobs and education. Lilly thanks Indiana University for its stand against HJR6 and for adding significant momentum to our collective efforts to stop this harmful amendment.”
The H-T has spoken out consistently against the amendment as well, including in an editorial last month calling for the Legislature to back off on the amendment. That editorial noted Indiana’s conservative Republicans are swimming against the national current, which is showing a growing majority of national support for same-sex marriage to be legal, as well as overwhelming support among all people 18 to 34 years old.
As we said last month, legislators pushing the constitutional ban look small-minded and make our state look that way, too. They’re trying to saddle future generations with their social perspective.
Congratulations to IU for recognizing the many reasons this constitutional ban would be bad for Indiana, and for being willing to speak out on the matter.
— The Herald-Times, Bloomington